The Life and Many Deaths of Harry Houdini

The Life and Many Deaths of Harry Houdini

Book - 1993
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Baker & Taylor
An intriguing, intimate study of the world's most famous magician examines Houdini's obsession with death, his death-defying illusions, his relationship with his wife, his secretive personal life, and his death. 25,000 first printing.

Blackwell North Amer
Ruth Brandon explains in fascinating detail the secrets of Houdini's most celebrated escapes, but, more important, she asks, "What was Houdini really trying to escape from?" Searching for the answer, she reveals a man far more extraordinary than any of his audience could have imagined.
Ruth Brandon reveals much that is new including how Houdini invented a phantom son and wrote daily long letters to his wife, Bess, who lived on the floor just below him; the first full description of Houdini's fabled death; and fresh material on the early life of Margery, the medium who played such a significant role in Houdini's life.

Baker
& Taylor

Traces the life and career of the famous magician and escape artist, describes his obsession with death, and recounts his work exposing fake mediums

Publisher: Rando House, 1993
ISBN: 9780679424376
0679424377
Characteristics: x : 344 ill. [ ; 24] p. of plates, ill

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